June 26, 2019
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18 ESV
1 Samuel 5-6
For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." Romans 14:11
The cows were lowing leaving their calves behind yet they (the cows) returned to the land where they belonged, where God wanted them. Sometimes we may want to go in one direction but the Lord would have us go in another and we end up “lowing” all the way there! There is a grace for us to live far away from all our family although sometimes I believe I do “low” because it would be nice to have them closer (especially those grand babies)! God’s Word was clear under the Law as to how the Presence of God (the ark) was to be treated and only the priests could handle it, look upon it and worship and sacrifice before it. Jesus broke this system when He went to the Cross on our behalf and now, anytime at all, we can go before the Lord with a welcoming, drawing us near.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Yes Lord, from the coastland of Hawaii I hope and wait for You to return for Your Believers! Your salvation and righteousness are eternal and exist for all generations. You are my Comforter. I need never to fear man because You alone are my God and always have me close to You. Thank You Father for pleading my cause.
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Lord, my prayer is always that people can see I am with You or rather that You are with me.
19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
Lord, let me continue to speak Your Word with boldness testifying about Your signs and wonders in my life and others. Those who truly love the Lord are the most generous of people that I have ever known!
Meditate & Apply: Sometimes I may low on the way the Lord is leading me but I have been around long enough to know as I follow Him, I always get blessed. I am so grateful that I can call on the Lord 24/7 and He never turns me down! I am waiting for You to return Lord in all of Your Glory! May others know that You are with me and look to You and never me.
That's a nice thought - Lord, my prayer is always that people can see I am with You or rather that You are with me. Thank you Lord you are returning for all of your people, no matter where they are!
There was indeed loud lowing when God called me to Hawaii. I had no choice but to follow my husband, yet God's message that HI would be my mission field helped me settle in. Now I am so very thankful for this amazing homeland the Lord has provided!